Moral examples start at the top
In the eyes of educated, distinguished people with integrity, Trinidad and Tobago should soon be completely disregarded as a true democracy.
Our present elected representatives are taking us down a road of no return, without any careful thought of the consequences of their wild and hasty political decisions. They fail to comprehend that they cannot govern a country by having corrupt politicians while employing methods of favouritism in their administration.
A majority of the present Cabinet ministers give a clear impression that they, too, are in support of corruption and cronyism. They sit silently on their high horses and just watch and give a nod of approval of almost all of the incorrect aspects of political issues which affect the electorate.
They are quite prepared to avoid involvement in any political controversy, fearing they may lose their jobs. They, by their very silence, are now part and parcel of the machinery that leads to more resentment by the public and generates more crimes by established criminals who read their individual attitudes like a book.
These shameless men and women know they are protected by the judiciary and are quite prepared to tow any line down the corridors of power.
The failure of these elected representatives to work in combination to fight crime and other problems is noticeable as their leader has allowed one man to make all the plans and suggestions in the fight against crime, without any protest. This, in the end, is going to cost the taxpayer a massive sum of money without any fruitful result.
In order to fight crime, people at the top of our nation must set good moral examples and earn respect and experience before implementing any meaningful policies or ideas to help us solve our internal problems.
As far as I see, we have the blind leading the blind when it comes to the present governance of our nation. Our nation is proceeding head first into the abyss by those who have no experience or knowledge of what they are doing in our politics. Our politicians never learn from their mistakes and seem lacking in how to care and be compassionate to ordinary citizens here.
As they say: you make the bed, you lie on it. We the ordinary citizens have helped in a big way to make the present bed. Moreover, by the looks of it, we are quite happy to lie in it without any effective complaints, thus giving further approval of the Government to take us into that abyss.